Varian Medical Systems to Participate in the ASCO Electronic Health Records 2007 Oncology Symposium | Varian

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Varian Medical Systems to Participate in the ASCO Electronic Health Records 2007 Oncology Symposium

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is one of seven vendors selected to participate in the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) Electronic Health Records (EHR): 2007 Oncology Symposium being held September 19-20, 2007, in Dallas, Texas.

Varian will showcase the company's ARIA™ Oncology Information System, a comprehensive electronic health record for managing patient information in comprehensive cancer treatment centers as well as radiation and medical oncology departments. Built using industry standard communication protocols and an open architecture design, ARIA links medical and radiation oncology data in one system, making administrative, clinical and financial information readily available when and where it is needed within the clinic.

"We are honored and pleased to be among the vendors invited to participate in the Symposium," said Maureen Thompson, senior director, Varian's oncology information systems. "Varian's ARIA system is one of the most comprehensive, robust EHR solutions available. It is unique in its depth of clinical support for both radiation and medical oncology treatment processes. In addition, we continue to enhance our oncology information system capabilities, focusing on quality measures and outcomes relevant to specific disease sites, and to track compliance with specific treatment protocols. We believe that an oncology specific EHR can improve the quality of cancer care."

At ASCO's EHR 2007 Oncology Symposium, the invited vendors will conduct oncology-specific product demonstrations based on scenarios provided by ASCO. Designed for oncologists, administrators, nurses, and other members of the health care team, the Symposium will also offer educational sessions on EHR implementation, improving practice efficiency with EHRs, the EHR return on investment, and more. More information about ASCO's 2007 EHR Symposium is available online at:, (select "EHR Events").


Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 4,400 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and approximately 60 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit


The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world's leading professional organization representing physicians of all oncology subspecialties who care for people with cancer. ASCO's nearly 25,000 members from the United States and abroad set the standard for patient care and lead the efforts to discover more effective cancer treatments, increase funding for clinical and translational research, and, ultimately, improve cancer care for the estimated 10 million people diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year. ASCO publishes the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), the preeminent, peer-reviewed, medical journal on clinical cancer research, and produces People Living With Cancer (, a comprehensive consumer website providing oncologist-vetted cancer information to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.


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